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'The new find (EMC 2007.0069) is a Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century. The name of the mint on the obverse seems to read PAATICIACO, and the moneyer's name on the reverse is DEAIRENASCA. I have found a coin with a fairly similar obverse inscription (PATICACO VIGO) from an unidentified town in the region of Tours (Prou 413). If I obtain any more information I shall let you know. 1.27g, 13.16mm

1443 - 5 Henry VI hammered silver halfpenny, Pellet - Leaf issue Type 2e, extra pellets under DON and TAS in CIVITAS LONDON 0.47g, 12.64mm,

1819 George III milled silver crown ( 60 pence) 28.04g, 37.96mm

c 13thC Medieval seal matrix

1787 George III milled silver shilling - 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1272 AD Edward 1st hammered silver penny class 3c

EDW R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVITAS LONDON - London mint

Cast copper alloy double loop oval buckle

c1500 -1650

16thC Tudor nipple button
17thC copper alloy oval mount with 2 integral lugs
Royal Marines regiment
Venetian Soldino hammered silver coin possible Marin Faliero (1354-1355) 0.34g,14.40mm
Book clasp - possibly Tudor period with rivet fittings
1873 Victorian milled silver 3 pence

(1501-1521).
Venetian Soldino hammered silver coin 0.26g,12.08mm

Rev: LAVS TIBI SOLI (Thee Alone be Praised). Haloed figure of Christ holding a cross.

Obv: LE LAV DVX S M V (Leonardo Lauredan, Doge. St Mark of Venice.) Doge kneeling before Saint Mark.

Royal Marines light infantry regiment
Medieval annular buckle
1656 Samuel Salter of Dedham Copper trade farthing
The Durham light infantry badge
Georgian harness mount with initials
Circa 17th century Fleur-de-lis stud; two integral attachment spikes.
16thC Triangular mount with a rounded knop at the top and a transverse ridge at the bottom; two incomplete integral lugs.
Worcestershire Reg't - 1909 - 1970
Cast copper alloy double loop oval buckle

c1500 -1650

WWII German Navy Kriegsmarine Button

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Class 10ab 1.31g, 18.09mm

EDW R R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVITAS LONDON - London mint

1485 Henry VII hammered silver half groat ( 2 pence)1.21g 19.05mm
16thC Tudor rose mount with integral lugs
16thC Tudor fretwork button
 
Georgian coin weight scales
16thC Tudor button
 
1603 James 1st hammered silver penny
16thC Triangular mount with a rounded knop at the top and a transverse ridge at the bottom; two incomplete integral lugs.
Interesting piece - Twisted silver - reported to museum as potential treasure- no idea of date
1921 George V milled silver Maundy three pence
From the size and weight - as well as the vague outline of an imperial portrait - I'd say this is an Imperial Sestertius. An extremely WAG might be some member of the Antonine clan based on the vague silhouette - Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, etc. but in the absence of any lettering which can be read and any idea what the reverse type might be, I'm afraid that's about as close as I can get for you on this one.
15thC bronze thimble
World button
19thC 2 pence token
London and North Eastern railways button
Post medieval key
German Eagle insignia
Southend on Sea transport corporation
Medieval Jetton - wants a clean to ID properly
1818 George III milled silver sixpence

'many thanks for the images, this is very interesting. It's your first Corieltauvi - to be precise the kite stater, listed as VA 825, nos 3181-3184 in the BM catalogue and no. 392 in 'Coins of England'. The reverse needs to be rotated 180 degrees and you get the horse left, with the diamond-shaped kite above containing pellets; and faint remains of a wreath design on the obverse.

This type has become relatively common in the last few years because of some substantial hoard finds in East Yorkshire - something like 150 recorded now. It's fairly unusual to see one down in Essex, although there are a few Corieltauvian coins from the county. In terms of date it's probably very late first century BC; most of these coins are either in base gold or plated. All in all a very interesting addition to your finds. I'll record this as CCI 07.0103'. Dr Philip de Jersey

3.55g, 18.47mm

Georgian coin weight with London hallmark
Navy button
1655 Henry Lamb of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
Possibly Miltary
London and North Eastern railways button 2
Rifle Regiment ?
1880 Prussian military button

Probably a Generic Police Button of Royal Parks etc.
1902-1952

Firmin London

Georgian brooch
Nicely decorated mount - not much age to it
1880 Dutch 1 cent copper coin
Edward VII 1902 Medallion
Bronze round Fleur De Lis uniface French weight used for the Florin ( 24 pence coin ) ca 1350 - 1550. 3.07g
 
Royal Yacht club
15thC lead token
Victorian brooch
 

Gold mourning ring of Richard Wall aged 80 died in 1797 - some black enameling remaining

Legend reads - OB 21st OCT 1797 // E 80 RICHD WALL

18thC toy cannon
1247AD Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny
1843 Victorian milled silver 4 pence
1630 Charles 1st 'Hartington' type hammered copper farthing
Huge 1stC Roman sent off for ID
RN Surgeon - at Sea - 1805
RN Ass' Surgeon - at Sea - 1805
RN Physician - at Sea - 1805
16thC decorated Tudor button
1592 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver six pence
Stunning 1701 William III copper half penny
Knife handle guard - not checked reference books yet as this is very unsual type
Royal Marines
Button with 'EN'
Victorian silver brooch with coloured stone
Post medieval decorated bronze finger ring
16thC Tiny Tudor period bell clapper
1613- 15 James 1st hammered silver half groat ( 2 pence ) Cinquefoil mint mark
'Excelsidi' button
Fish design Livery button
Really crisp 1634- 5 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - Tower mint under Charles 1st - Bell mintmark
WWII Royal air force button
17thC lead decorative mount
17thC copper alloy punch
Very early 67th Regiment of foot button
Georgian - Huge flaming finial
18thC 'Bishop' milled copper half penny
7th Regiment army lapel badge
17thC copper alloy mount with two integral lugs
1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Class 9 star on breast, London mint

5thC bronze decorated dagger guard or quillion 42.87mmL ,10.85mm H

1711 Queen Anne milled silver sixpence in exceptional condition

1st C - Very unusual Roman brooch 18.11mm W, 24.31mm L

'The Langton Down style was developed in Gaul in the late 1st C BC but saw use in Britain from the time of the Claudian invasion until about 75 AD. The spring on these brooches is enclosed within a distinctive tubing of fairly thin construction.The bow is flat and very thin decorated with grooves and ribs (reeding)'

1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence
1789 copper half penny token
1797 George III Cartwheel copper penny
Georgian animal head watch winder
1843 Victorian milled silver 4 pence

1631 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat ( 2 pence) Tower mint under Charles 1st - Rose mintmark

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny. Very early example with moneyers name on reverse instead of mint 17.82mm 0.96g

obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev ROBE/RTDE/HADE/LEIE

Bury St Edmunds mint bears the name of the moneyer Robert de Hadelie

1914 George V milled silver sixpence
1926 George V milled silver sixpence
Early medieval lead pyramid shaped coin weight 3.63g, 13.0mm dia
Early medieval lead pyramid shaped coin weight 3.83g, 11.54 mm dia
17thC silvered nipple button

Royal Artillery button

1830

1757 George II milled silver sixpence
1567 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
Lead statue head
Large 16thC decorated crotal bell
1796 Copper half penny token
20thC Colchester Co- op one pound token
Colchester Volunteers button
UK - Britain
" British "
Unidentified Transport Cº
1904 - 1981 ?
General Staff
Maker - Unknown
See: Midland Red Omnibus Cº

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

1471-83 Edward IV second reign hammered silver half penny 0.37g,12.74mm

obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX

1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver threepence 1.51g, 19.46mm
1475 Dutch -Karel de Stoute (Charles the bold) -hammered silver DOUBLE STUIVER 2.82g, 26.79mm
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver threepence
15thC bronze decorated dagger quillion
Gold inlay decorated cord end ? - could be very early
Medieval shield mount with red enamelling remaining - not sure what the symbol means
17thC

Asymmetrical, flat mount with two integral pointed lugs

Navy button
Post medieval lead bale seal
WWII Royal Army service corp
U.S. late 1800's early 1900's police button
Victorian pheasent brooch
Twisted wire brooch - needs research to date
Post medieval lead bale seal

17thC Thomas Reynolds bay maker of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
George III silver spoon - Chester 1812
Post medieval lead bale seal
84th Regiment of Foot
( York & Lancaster )
O/R's (Brass) - 1855-1881

WWII Royal Air force
Royal artillery badge
16thC Tudor button
WWII Royal Air force
Royal Marines
Tank Regiment

Curious lead peice with distinct Saxon type markings - needs more research 66.27g, 57.93mm L x 16.16 mm dia
17thC clothing fastener
16thC Tudor fretwork button
Saxon period buckle with central pivoted pin
Pin and fork ?
1818 George III silver shilling forgery
Possible 5 scripula Roman lead coin weight
Essex regiment button

Very interesting coin which shows legend EDWARD ending with ANG. Should be 1327 AD Edward III florin type (Reading) but reverse does not match

0.72g, 16.44mm

1816 George III milled silver shilling
WWII National fire service button
WWII Royal Air force
The Kings (Shropshire Light infantry)
1920's Irish Army
Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 - 2000's
17thC clothing fastener
Huge Georgian decorated belt buckle

James 1st Gold Angel, 2nd coinage, revalued - coin weight

Crown XI

Georgian pastry jigger wheel
16thC clothing fastener
95th Canadian Battalion
1696 William III milled silver sixpence
17thC button
WWII Royal Air force
Georgian watch winder with Prince of Wales feather design
French WWI
17thC mount with two integral lug fixings
Mid 17thC John Girling of Lavenham Essex hammered copper trade farthing - undated type

Essex regiment

1907-1959
Buttons Ltd

16th/17thC spur buckle
1665 William Ferris of Colchster Essex hammered copper trade farthing
1634 -36 Charles 1st Rose hammered copper farthing type 2
1571 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - clipped
Royal Marines
15thC lead token

Saxon C600 - 775 AD Silver Sceat 1.16g, 12.18mm

'Thanks for the new find, which I have recorded as EMC 2007.0081. It is an interesting imitation of Series R, which does not closely correspond to any of the Series R subtypes'.

C10thC Anglo Saxon strap end 18.48g, 34.41mmL x 18.33mmW x6.53mm H
1920's onwards Irish Army button
1920's onwards Irish Army button
RN Petty Officer - 1901
In use 1901 - 1952

Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 - 2000's
Made by - English Made

Georgian seal matrix - unusual design probably had a wooden handle attached
WWII Royal Air force
Excellent button
Stunning complete 15thC dagger chape
Decorated bronze fragment - not sure of it's use yet
16thC

Triangular mount with a rounded knop at the top and a transverse ridge at the bottom; two incomplete integral lugs.

18thC Lead trade weight with 'W' mark and star decoration to one face 23.41g, 27.53mm dia
Tiny 18thC toy cannon 30mm long
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver rose penny type 1a (no inner circles) 0.42g, 14.40mm
Navy - not checked reference books yet
Lots of 1890 British Army general service buttons turning up
17thC mount fragment with flower design
16thC Pierced flower design circular mount with two integral lugs - gilding remaining
Interesting Georgian decorated hanger
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
17thC copper trade farthing - John Candler of Stratford St Mary Suffolk hammered copper trade farthing
1655 Henry Lamb of Colchester Essex hammered copper trade farthing
1875-1908 and the emperor was Kuang Hsu. It apperas to be 10 Cash minted in Peking by the Board of Revenue.
18thC bullion weight 2.87g
18thC silver clog fastener fragment with Lion silver hall mark
18th/19thC Silver clasp with Lion hall mark for Sterling silver - enamalled flower pattern
Monogrammed old Sheffield plate spoon handle - maker WH&S - Hutton W 1849
1818 George III milled silver shilling
1900's button - art deco style
Essex Regiment button
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat
Huge Medieval bronze pot leg
17thC nipple button
18thC pewter nipple button
1634 -36 Charles 1st Rose hammered copper farthing type 2
1422-61 AD Bronze coin weight - French Ecu - Three lis in shield type

17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
Medieval hammered silver penny in rough shape
Georgian decorated watch winder
Womens Royal Army Corps, post 1949
18th/19thC Huge horse harness name plate 'Hasler'
17thC buckle
17thC 'His halfpenny' hammered copper trade token - not Suffolk or Norfolk. Name appears to be HG
1920's onwards Irish Army button
Navy - not checked reference books yet

17thC hammered copper trade farthing - TRM

Robert Merry, Grocer of _ _ urford not Suffolk or Norfolk

18thC 67th Regiment of foot ring ? gold on silver
c 8thC Saxon cheek piece
Georgian watch winder
1696 Willaim III miled silver sixpence - Bristol mint
Cross with inscription - DE LA MISSION
1614-25 James 1st hammered copper farthing Type 3c
1846 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1842 Victorian milled silver four pence
19thC enamelled brooch
16thC Tudor button
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
RN Master & Mate - 1787-1807
RN Surgeon - 1787-1805
RN Purser - 1787-1807
RN Warrant Officer - 1787-1860
RN Midshipman - 1787-1812
RN Volunteer Gr.I - 1787-1812
RN Instructors - 1727-1842
RN Engineer 1st Cl. - 1837-1841
Var. 03 . . . 1774 - 1860
In use 1774 - 1860

 

Saxon C600 - 775 AD Silver Sceat 1.07g, 11.62mm

'Thank you for this new coin, which I have recorded as EMC 2007.0087.This is an imitation of Series B, derived from Series BI. Metcalf illustrates six imitations of Series B (nos 107-112), which show the great range of variation found in these imitations'.

Roman Imperial silver ? 2.34g, 16.44mm

'Nope, it's not Imperial - it's Imperatorial. That's a "Legionary Denarius"
of Marc Antony. Presumed to have been minted at a travelling mint in Patrea, 32-31 B.C., they were struck to pay Antony's troops for the battle of Actium. Interestingly, being slightly debased silver, they tended to stay in circulation for upwards of 100 years due to various Greshamian pressures, tended to be traded to the "barbarian" north, and are often encountered very worn in British or Northern European hoards.
These name the various legions of the time - although the legion designation is not clearly visible on yours - which looks like it may have been in a fire'

Mark Lehman

70BC Morini 'boat tree' Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.48g, 11.87 mm --- Trinovantes Clacton type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC 1.25g, 12.94mm

17thC hammered copper trade token - not Essex or Suffolk
15thC Gold Ryal coin weight - shield in the boat type

4thC Roman 3.92g, 25.25mm outer dia 3.12mm thick

Neat Georgian watch winder
1860 Victorian gold half sovereign

 

1stC BC Celtic bronze wode grinder - suspension loop type worn around the neck 11.09g, 41.56mm L
Large Medieval decorated circular mount - red and yellow enamel remaining 15.84g, 32.62m
Victorian trade weight with full hall marks
Medieval chess piece
1818 George III miled silver half crown ( 30 pence)
16thC triangular mount with two integral lugs
Post medieval decorative hanger

Johan Conrad Hergen, master 1705 French style jetton 1705 -1743

Kings diademed bust right

LVD.XV.D.G.FR.N.RE

Tranquillity seated left, Crown on right knee in exergue I.C.H

LE.REPROS.SUIT.LA.VICTOIRE

 

1553 -54 Mary hammered silver groat - Pomegranate mint mark . IR VERITAS
19thC 4 Fenning copper coin
Ornate Georgian fob seal top
AD 1500-1650 buckle
Early bronze Saxon type design fragment
Interesting bronze weight with 4 hole type mark - needs researching
Interesting cross type pendant - looks Anglo Saxon but needs more research
Small ear scraper possibly Roman
Post medieval copper alloy mount with two integral lugs
18th clog fastener
20thC Colchester Bedwell token
1897 Victorian penny with nice patina
1901 Victorian penny with nice patina
AD 1500-1650 buckle
17thC gilded fretwork mount
No idea what this bronze do dad is ?
17thC 'His half penny' hammered copper trade token
AD 1245 Henry III hammered silver cut half penny
61st Regiment of foot button O/R's - 1855-1881
UK - Britain
Great Eastern
Railway Cº
Date ?
General Staff
Maker - Unknown
1852 Victorian half farthing (1/8 of a penny)
Button with crown
?
1939 George V milled silver sixpence
1873 Victoria milled silver six pence
Titled family livery button
AD 1500- 1650
AD 1500- 1650
Navy button
18thC Russian lead bale seal
Livery button
MN - Anchor Line
In use 1900 - 1960s
Maker - Waterbury

 

17thC copper alloy mount with 2 integral lugs
1920's lead 'dog' pencil shapener
Medieval Large bronze thumb ring 9.94g, 28.27mm dia
1855 William III Dutch 5 cents
1567-70 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Third issue
Medieval Edward hammered silver penny - not checked the books yet but it has a wierd mint mark ?
1923 George V milled silver florin ( 24 pence)
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
Medieval hat badge in poor shape
Early one piece 3rd Regiment of foot button
17thC decorated crotal bell
Musket ramrod guide

James VI of SCotland hammered silver Eighth Thistle Merk ( 20 pence)

Obv IACOBUS 6 D.G.R.SCOTORUM - James VI by the grace of god king of the Scots

Rev REGEM IOVA PROTEGIT 1602 - Jehovah protects the King 1602

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammerd silver half groat - 2nd issue Marlet mint mark - no rose or date
 
1670 Ipswich copper farthing

20thC lapel badge

Transport and general workers union

 

 

 

Great find, mint condition copper shilling - June 1690 James II Irish 'gun metal' emergency coinage

Obv 1 - JACOBVS II DEI GRATIA - Rev 1

1485 AD Henry VII Sovereign penny - York, Archbishop. Rotherham, keys below shield type
Royal Engineer Department


Officer & O/R's - 1837-1855

RN Capt / Commander - 1901
Other Ship's Officers - 1901
In use 1901 - 1952

USA Marines button

Boston Elevated Bowe & Seligman as a backmark from 1880's to 1920

RN Cap't / Commander - 1901
Fake - Line background never
existed. Possible on civilian
Jacket to avoid WWI
"White Feather" harassment.
Style In use 1901 - 1952
Trinity House pilot
16th copper alloy mount with 2 intgral lugs

1279 AD Edward 1st hammered silver farthing Type 28 - new issue inner circles both sides 0.32g, 11.15mm

rev CIVITAS LONDON - London mint

16thC Clothing fastener
Georgian open topped silver thimble

1344 - 51 AD Edward III 'Third Florin Coinage' hammered silver penny , 1.32g, 17.84mm

obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

rev CIVTAS CANTOR - Canterbury mint

This is very rare first coinage 1327 Edward III hammered silver penny type 15d , Initial cross type 3 - Bury St Edmunds mint

obv EDWAR R ANGL DNS HYB

rev SCIE DMV NDI

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver sixpence
1839 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1894 Victoria milled silver one shilling
William III milled silver half crown - Exeter mint 13.24g, 32.97mm
1895 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1912 USA One dime

1352 Edward III Pre treaty hammered silver penny

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGLI

Rev CIVI TACI EBO RACI York mint

1413-22 AD Henry V, hammered silver half penny - Type 3, annulets by crown

obv HENRIC REX ANGL

rev CIVITAS LONDON

12.88mm

1279 AD Edward 1st hammered silver penny
15thC Gold Angel coin weight
Real nice 18thC bird decorated clog fastener
1854 Victorian brooch made from farthings

Huge 1st C Roman bronze 8.73g,28.16mm

Without some substantiation from the legend, I can't be certain, but this appears from the portrait to be an as of Vespasian or Titus, putting it in the 69-81 A.D. time frame. The reverse type is fairly vague, too, but Pax and Spes were both common standing personifications on Flavian AE's - I suppose, if there happen to be wings somewhere under the crud, that it might be Victory, too.

1279 AD Stunning condition Edward 1st hammered silver penny - class 6

obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

rev CIVI TAS LONDON - London mint, 1.47g, 18.05 mm

1stC AD Cunobelin Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.32g, 13.43mm

'CCI 07.0180, the quarter stater: this is the type sometimes inscribed 'A', as here, and sometimes 'AGR'. There is no real agreement on what AGR means, but it might possibly be a son of Cunobelin - so issued in the short period between Cunobelin's death and the conquest, perhaps. Or it might be some other word, not necessarily a personal name. These are not common - not more than a dozen, from memory. The type is not listed in VA'.

C 10 to 40 AD Cunobelin Celtic Silver Unit - CAM V - very unusual type

1.51g, 12.74mm

'CCI 07.0182, the silver unit: another rare one, and another which isn't in VA or in the BM catalogue. Again from memory I think we have about 8 or 10 of these. The obverse as you can probably see has CAM in the panel and then V above and L below; the reverse is a crouching dog with CVNO in the box below, if I remember rightly. The animal is very similar in style to the 'wild' horse so it probably dates from the same sort of period'.

2.01g,16.29 mm

'It's Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D. - His connection to you and the island is that he built the 2nd wall, the wooden one north of Hadrian's. This is a silver denarius, as I'm pretty sure you already knew, this one was minted in 153/4 A.D. at the Mint of Rome.


Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS PP TR P XVII. Laureate head right.
Rx: COS IIII. Vesta standing left holding simpulum (ceremonial ladle) and palladium.
RIC III # 239a, RSC 198, Cf. SR 4065, VM 18/1.

Pretty spiffy stuff these days.

Mark Lehman

Cunobelin full Celtic Stater 5.38g, 19.24mm

'CCI 07.0181, the stater: actually a wild type, I think, VA 1931, with the rather doglike head on the horse. So on current thinking perhaps from the middle of Cunobelin's reign, say 20s AD'.

Georgian fob seal
Roman Centurian standard eagle
Roman medallion or 18thC token ?2.20g, 21.10

Possible Imperial Roman silver coin 1.49g, 16.74mm

What it's a fragment of is most likely an Imperial-era denarius (you had speculated that it was Republican-era) since the earlier sorts of denarii very seldom had concentric legends and the general style of what I can see just doesn't strike me as particularly Republican looking.
The reverse has a personification, or lesslikely, a deity of some sort, standing left, but there's not quite enough to be sure what's going on here.
The photo of the obverse shows very little detail, but I might go out far enough on a limb to make a guess that it's Trajan - however, this is strictly in the field of clarevoyance at this point.

Mark Lehman

Post medieval handle - two rivet fixing
Anglo- gallic coin weight for the French ecu au soleil issued in 1475 AD
Roman ear scoop
Celtic looking lead medallion - horse has distinct Celtic syle legs with ball joints
AD 1500- 1650
Bird livery button
1844 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Martlet mint mark
26th Regiment of Foot
( Cameronians )
Officer - 1855-1881
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
1700's 5 Reis Portuguese copper coin
Victorian trade weight - Crown VR - 12.73g
Georgian trade weight - 14.16g
Facinating copper coin find - can't find it in the books, any ideas ?
1696 William III copper penny
Royal Artillery button
Cast alloy whistle
1stC AD Roman bronze Colchester type fibular brooch fragment
20thC Red Cross badge
Decorated lead badge
WWII Army lapel badge
Enamelled badge
1485 Henry VII hammered silver halfpenny - single arched crown 0.34g, 11.95g
1723 George II Irish copper halfpenny William Wood issue Rev2 Obv 2
15thC Gold half Ryal coin weight
Goats
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
1570 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat with rose and date
Curious item ?

1526-44 AD Henry VIII hammered silver groat, second profile issue Type G

C in Henric is reversed D

obv HENRIC + VIII + D + E + AGL Z FRANC

rev POSVI DEV + ADITORE MEV

Satires on cross ends

1604-5 James 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) 2nd bust First coinage

Obv IOCOBUS D G ANG SCO FRAN ET HIBER REX

Rev EXURGAT DEUS DISSIPENTUR INIMICI

Victorian silver locket
Medieval D buckle
1561 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence

French hammered coin made into a brooch

 

'1298 AD French 'gros tournois" in Philipp's name (P for PHILIPPVS and EX for REX), but on this fragment, it wont be possible to tell which one, 4th, 5th or 6th..'.

1550 - 1650 Buckle
1640's lead powder measure
1509 AD Monster sized trade weight with Crown h mint mark indicating Henry VIII
43rd Regiment of foot
Medieval lead pilgrims Ampullae
20thC Religious medallion
18thC Watch winder
Rare C1480 AD Boy Bishop token for this area, at 26.22mm dia it is a large token based on the long cross groat coin of the period This practice of issuing Boy Bishop tokens was confined mainly to Ely, Sudbury and Ipswich with the main centre Bury St Edmunds. These could be used as alms to buy food and drink at local shops. The shopkeeper would have received reimbursement from the abbey
1526 AD Henery VIII hammered silver half groat Canterbury, Archbishop Warham - WA by shield
Double stuck 1247 Henry III voided longcross - two legends rotated 90 degrees
1247 AD Henry III hammered silver voided longcross with sceptre type Class 5d, London mint

1307 Edward II hammered silver penny class 15c - 1.35g,18.35mm

Obv EDWAR R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI TAS TOR CAN - reverse error, should read CIVITAS CAN TOR - Canterbury mint

1189 AD Richard 1st short cross hammered silver cut halfpenny Class 4a 0.78g.19.23mm

Moneyer NICOLE of YORK

 

1247 AD Henry III voided long cross hammered silver cut qtr penny 0.34g, 9.23mm
1719 George 1st 'dump issue' copper farthing

1696 William III weight - NOT a coin weight but market traders weight

Crown above GVINEA W type

1307 Edward III hammered silver penny

Medieval hammered silver long cross penny fragment
1526-44 Henry VIII hammered silver sovereign penny - (Duram) TW by shield Bishop Thomas Wolsey
1590 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - hand mint mark
Medieval 'Norfolk type' lead Pilgrim's Ampullae - Fleur de lis and crown
17thC Thomas Burrough, grocer of Ipswich Suffolk hammered copper trade farthing - undated type
1939 Dutch Willamena 10 cents milled silver coin
17thC clothing fastener
Medieval chaffing dish handle with dish mounting still attached
Cast copper alloy single loop D buckle c 1250- 1500 AD
20th C Enamelled badge
Cast copper alloy double loop annular buckle C1350 -1650 AD
1909 badge ?
USA Post Office Dep't

Possible stone age arrow head
C 1400 AD Cast copper alloy double loop medieval buckle- Bevelled sides, raised and sunken panels (black enameled) alternating around the inner and other edge of the frame 49.74mm dia
Late medieval decorated mount with two integral lugs44.36mm L x 17.10 mm W
1526-44 AD Henry VIII hammered silver groat, second profile issue
Georgian clover leaf design button
City of London Police
Army lapel badge - Scottish regiment
Royal Navy Lieutenant - 1748
Real nice 1862 Victorian copper penny
Circa 16th century

A mount with a hooked end on which a captive plain copper-alloy ring is usually fitted. The mount is generally of trapezoidal shape with a V-shaped top edge and a transverse groove above the hook. It has two rivet holes on the vertical centre-line.

 
Huge fragment of a medieval copper alloy pot
Large bronze ball broke off from a shaft ?
 
Edward IV 1461-1470 AD hammered silver penny Durham (CIVITAS DVNOLIN) Type IV Rose in centre of reverse.
1587-9 AD Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
Medieval annular buckle
1842 Victoria sixpence
16thC buckle
1838
Nortzell & Son
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
Livery button

Livery button

No BM

London, Midland and Scottish railway company

Not in reference books

M.M Collier.Neal Maker to his majesty ??

WWI to 2 GI button

Warwickshire Constabulary

No BM

1881- 1956

Manchester Regiment

Livery button

BM 1875
Firmin & Sons
153 Strand London

Working in Germany in 1941

Anyone know this button ???

BM

I.C.Maedicke

Berlin

Hunting button

BM

Mens sporting design

1855-81

82nd (Prince of Wales Volunteers) Regiment of foot

Livery button

BM 1843-1861
Boggett & Reynolds
St Martins Lane London

Not in reference books

Early 20th C
Firmin & Sons Ld
London

Hunting button

No BM

Livery button

No BM

WWII Royal air force

BM

20thC Cheney
B’ham

Livery button

No BM

Livery button

Unknown BM

Jackson Ribby

Gracechurch Street London

Royal Horse Artillery
Generic Issue


Officer & O/R's - 1873-1901

 

Royal Horse Artillery

1888-1889
Smith & Wright Ltd
180 Brearley Street, Birmingham

Hunting button

BM

Mens sporting design

Livery button

No BM

10th Regiment - not British

possibly contenental

No BM

WWII Royal air force

Turner & Sons

Birmingham

Georgian decorated lock escushion

Respublica Genuensis

1814 Italy Genoa Republic coinage 2 Soldi

Medieval silver decorated hawking bell fragment- reported to Colchester museum as treasure
Bronze round Fleur De Lis uniface French weight used for the Florin ( 24 pence coin ) ca 1350 - 1550. 3.07g
London, Midland and Scottish railway company
Stag livery button
1640's lead gun powder measure
Cast copper alloy decorated double loop oval buckle
c1500 -1650
Small bronze Roman lynch pin
1626 Charles 1st hammered silver penny

Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 's onwards

BM - Extra high quality

Hounds head hunting button
Circa 17th century

A slightly convex symmetrical mount with lobed ends, transverse ridges, and two integral pointed lugs.

Livery button
Intriguing piece - decorated triangular top - all 3 edges are also decorated. No idea what it was used for other than a decorative mount. 45,58 mm L ???
Britain - Canada
Merchant Navy
Private Purchase - 1774-1812

Livery button

1852-1875
Firmin & Sons
153 Strand London

Southend on Sea Corporation transport

Trolley Buses - 1925 - 1954

Special Quality

UNITED KINGDOM
Royal London Yacht Club
R. T. Y. C. - R. T. Y. C.
London, England
In use 1837 - 1901
18thC Pewter button with rose design
18thC bullion weight
Livery button
17thC gilded mount with 2 integral lugs
Capt / Commander - 1774-1787

O/R's - 1855-1873

Royal Artillery 1860-1912
Charles Jennens
[Prince of WalesPlume]
London

1855 - 81 69th Regiment of foot

1832-1912
Jennens & Co
London

Essex regiment

1907-1959
Buttons Ltd

15thC lead token
15thC lead token
?

RN Greenwich Hospital Service
Officer's Hospital Staff Tunic
Button
In use 1800 - 1815

"... Corps of Loyal Colchester Volunteers," raised in consequence of the fears of invasion by Napoleon in July, 1803. The total amount raised by this subscription was 1,392 ". A rare button indeed'
WWII Auxiliary Fire Serve

1876-1894

Livery button

1876-1894

Honour; if the head of a "blackamoor" or Moor, refers to deeds of prowess in the Crusades

Livery button

Firmin & Sons Ld
153 Strand London

19th Leicestershire 'Volonteers'

Not in the books

 

1881 Grenadier Guards

Smith & Wright
Birmingham

Speme Di Milano ?

1940-1948
Army Veterinary Service

J R Gaunt & Son Ltd
London

WWII GI button

Scovill MFG Co Waterbery NY

1890 on

General service great coat button

WWII

General service cuff button

Firmin
London

Grenadier Guards ?

1832-1912
Jennens & Co
London

Livery button

1806 - 1824
R Bushby
St Martins Lane

Manchester Transport Corporation

52nd French regiment button

Officer - 1820

UK - Britain
Huddersfield Corporation
Tramways
1883 - 1940
General Staff
Maker - Unknown

1855-1881

The Essex Regiment

Back Mark - J Samuel London W1

WWII The Royal Sussex Regiment
1855-1881 10th Regiment of foot

1852-1875

Heart and Hand

Firmin & Sons

13 Conduit St London

1876-1894

Firmin & Sons Ltd

Strand London

1895-1915

5th Dragoon guards

Firmin & Sons Ltd

London

The Kings Shrophire Light Infantry

Pre 1947

1935-1952 5th Dragoon guards
UNITED KINGDOM
Shaw, Savill & Albion Line
In use 1882 - 1985
Maker - Unknown
Merge - Furmess Withy

1890 French Navy

Back mark reads compagnie and maker

ANGLAISE ?

Leicester Regiment ? Not in the reference books

1882 London Midland & Scottish railways company

Firmin Ltd

Bruxellois Tramways

Back Mark

Bruxelles

R.J.Derooster

Bussells ?

Interesting back mark

20E. J.M

Paris

French artillery after

1914-18

What a neat livery button
     
Infanterie de ligne (1871-1916)
     
CANADA
Canadian Pacific SS Line
In use 1901 - 1930's
Early Version
Maker - Unknown
Bristol Docks Authority
In use 1820 - 1992

UNITED KINGDOM
Castle Mail Packet
Company
In use 1869 - 1899
Maker - Unknown
Merged - Union Castle Line 1899

UNITED KINGDOM
Royal London Yacht Club
R. T. Y. C. - R. T. Y. C.
London, England
In use 1837 - 1901

Essex regiment

1907-1959

Buttons Ltd Birmingham

Royal Air Force

1907-1959

Buttons Ltd Birmingham

Royal Air Force

Mid 20th C
Firmin
London

London and North East Railways

1907-1959
Buttons Ltd [crossed swords trademark]
Birmingham

15thC lead token - petal design
Medieval hammered silver penny fragment
18thC silver cufflink
Medieval decorated double loop oval buckle fragment

Medieval Bronze knife pommel - with head design

One for the museum to look at as it might be even earlier in date

1789 Trade penny

'The Woolen manufactory'

1916 George V milled silver shilling
1816 George V milled silver sixpence
Coin weight 1770's Pattern - 21 shilling (Guinea)
WWII GI cuff button
Generic Merchant Navy Officers
ROYAL MARINES
This button dates 1923 - 1952
O/R's Tunic Button
Maker = Smith & Wright, B'ham
RMLI & RMA merged in 1923
RN Cap't / Commander - 1901
Fake - Line background never
existed. Possible on civilian
Jacket to avoid WWI
"White Feather" harassment.
Generic Merchant Navy Officers
Prussian WWI buttons - from start of War (brass) to end of war when metal was scarce

1855 on

Scotts Guards

French Navy - 1920's
WWII Royal Engineers
1795 Pattern Royal Artillery

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